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A festival of data innovation

running across Scotland

Data Talent is back for 2022 and we can't wait to see you all in person!

Scotland’s largest data and AI careers and networking event is back on 15th March 2022.
Find out more and get your Early Bird tickets

Looking back on DataFest

DataFest showcases Scotland’s leading role in data science and artificial intelligence on the international stage, while offering an unparalleled networking platform for local and international talent, industry, academia and data enthusiasts. 

The DataFest21 events have mostly been online and explored the theme of “our data” – discussing the way in which data affects people’s everyday lives. Find out more about the fantastic year of events that made up DataFest21.   

The DataFest events

What events take place during DataFest?

DataFest19 consisted of over 60 events running across Scotland. As well as several high profile events, our Fringe Events were run all over Scotland by the data science community.

We worked hard to bring you some of our key events for DataFest21, which were mostly delivered online

A two-day international conference presenting compelling stories on data innovation with keynotes, panels, pitches and lots of inspiration.

An annual collider event that brings together aspiring data science and engineering students with employers from across the country.

A forum to discuss deep technical elements of data science, bringing together technical communities, practitioners and academics across different sectors to share knowledge and experiences and forge new collaborations.

Hannah Fry talking at STEM event

Fringe Events

We have previously brought you events around Scotland exploring, hacking and debating data innovation. Events included meetups, hackathons, debates, public engagement. We hope to see these returning in the future.

Inspiring the data & AI community across Scotland

Our wide range of events offer fantastic opportunities for learning about data science from the key players in the field, as well as networking with other members of the data and AI community.